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Pune News : International Forest Day celebrated in Pune 

In a world where the importance of preserving our environment and natural resources is becoming increasingly apparent, the Nisargasutra – Principle of Co-Existence is more relevant than ever. This principle emphasizes the importance of living in harmony with nature and respecting all forms of life that coexist with us on this planet.

To commemorate the International Day of Forests on 21st march, a group of environmentalists and nature enthusiasts had organized an event to promote the Nisargasutra Principle of Co-Existence. The event took place at Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute ( BORI ).

The event featured several activities, including the launching of the Nisargasutra Initiative and Website on Tamhini (an emerald of the Western Ghats in India), a screening of a short film about Tamhini, and the release of a booklet on fungi found in the Western Ghats. The event also included the felicitation of green warriors and the singing of the national anthem in honor of the Tamhini Forest biota.

Green warriors were felicitated for their exceptional work in preserving the environment, and the National Anthem was sung to pay tribute to the forest biota. The event was graced by the presence of N. R. Praveen, Chief Conservator of Forests (T) Pune Forest Division, Pune, Tushar Chavan, Deputy Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Pune, and Dr. Sanjay Kharat, Principal of Modern college, Ganesh Khind, Pune.

The event was an initiative of Shailesh Saraf, Dr. Sachin Anil Punekar, and Nivedita Joshi, who aimed to spread awareness about the Nisargasutra Principle of Co-Existence. 

The event served as a reminder that our forests are vital for our survival and that we must take measures to preserve them for future generations. The event concluded with a call to action to dedicate at least two hours of our life to these magnificent forests, which sustain life on earth.

Nividita Kelapure 

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